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Best Albums of 1959

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1959 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1959 year summaryThe best artists of 1959 were Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Art Blakey, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kind Of BlueUnited States Miles Davis
Year of Release:1959Appears in:1,305 charts
Rank in 1959:1Rank Score:48,427
Rank in 1950s1Overall Rank:38
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,793 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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2.

Mingus Ah UmUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1959Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1959:2Rank Score:9,438
Rank in 1950s2Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  84/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Time OutUnited States The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1959:3Rank Score:8,139
Rank in 1950s3Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  84/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

The Shape Of Jazz To ComeUnited States Ornette Coleman
Year of Release:1959Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1959:4Rank Score:5,638
Rank in 1950s7Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  81/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersUnited States Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Year of Release:1959Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1959:5Rank Score:2,909
Rank in 1950s14Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  82/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

Chuck Berry Is On TopUnited States Chuck Berry
Year of Release:1959Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1959:6Rank Score:2,798
Rank in 1950s15Overall Rank:884
Average Rating:  79/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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7.

Moanin' In The MoonlightUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1959Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1959:7Rank Score:2,630
Rank in 1950s16Overall Rank:948
Average Rating:  80/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,441
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,593
Average Rating:  78/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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9.

Gunfighter Ballads And Trail SongsUnited States Marty Robbins
Year of Release:1959Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1959:9Rank Score:1,329
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,714
Average Rating:  77/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Chega De SaudadeBrazil João Gilberto
Year of Release:1959Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1959:10Rank Score:1,009
Rank in 1950s38Overall Rank:2,154
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1959 composition

Artist Albums %


John Lee Hooker 3 1%
Connie Francis 3 1%
Johnny Cash 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers 3 1%
Nina Simone 3 1%
Nelson Gonçalves 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 233 70%
Brazil 28 8%
United Kingdom 21 6%
Mixed Nationality 12 4%
Canada 6 2%
France 6 2%
Germany 3 1%
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